Professor Calandrillo joined the UW law school faculty in 2000, was named Charles I. Stone Professor of Law in 2009, and Brotman Professor in 2015. Prior to teaching, he clerked for Judge Alfred Goodwin on the Ninth Circuit and practiced corporate law at Foster Pepper in Seattle. Professor Calandrillo graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law & Economics and a member of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
Professor Calandrillo's scholarship utilizes economic analysis to address controversial law and public policy topics, including intellectual property rights, eminent domain, organ donation, compulsory vaccinations, assisted suicide, punitive damages, baseball's designated-hitter rule, tort law's eggshell plaintiff rule, and U.S. health and safety regulatory policy. His recent articles have appeared in a variety of top law reviews, including Boston University, George Washington, William & Mary, Georgia, Ohio State, and Wake Forest Law Reviews as well as Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Professor Calandrillo teaches Contract Law, Law & Economics, and Law & Medicine, and is a frequent speaker nationally on those subjects. He is a three-time recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year Award, and was selected to serve as Associate Dean for Faculty from 2009-10. He also was Faculty Advisor to the Washington Law Review from 2007-11, and is on the Advisory Board of LifeSharers, a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of patients awaiting organ transplants.
He has co-authored four amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, and he and his wife won a landmark property rights case before the Washington State Supreme Court on behalf of Washington landowners, Viking v. Holm et al., 155 Wash. 2nd 112.